Gold 2019 / Fine Art / Abstract (Non-Pro)

Seen and Unseen

  • Photographer
    Zhou, Peng
  • Prizes
    Silver in Fine Art/Still Life, Gold in Fine Art/Abstract

Thoughts of relativity have germinated in my mind for a long time. It’s invariable transforms itself into its reverse aspects. There are an interacting cause and effect and it is of a contradictory unity. The paths of "Seen" and the "Unseen" are pre-existent. They are not only caused positive results but also produced many misunderstandings. "Unseen" are the things which hide beneath the surface of stories that we should have known and will have to find out. Eventually, we attempt to avoid viewing and treating things subjectively so that our perspective will be broadened.

Zhou Peng was born and raised in Shanghai. He trained as an oil painter in his early age, and he turned to commercial photography after graduating from Shanghai Theater Academy. Meanwhile, Peng had been keeping the passion for art photography. He is studying in major of M.F.A photography at Savannah College of Art and Design. Peng’s central inspiration came from Chinese philosophy, and his photos also combined with Western painting and Chinese classic aesthetic notions. He is exploring in search of new ways of thinking and making art by fusing multiple concepts into semi-abstract photo series.